Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the safety measures specific to COVID-19?


If these guidelines were to change, we will send you an updated version of this document with the new guidelines.


FACE COVERING
All campers and staff are strongly encouraged but not required to wear a mask inside a municipal building. Campers and staff are not required to wear a face covering while outdoors.


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:


Conduct all activities outdoors whenever possible and limit the use of indoor facilities to when it rains or during heatwaves only, while ensuring that rooms are below full capacity to follow physical distancing guidelines.


Parent responsibility: Make sure that your child brings items to camp that will allow them to fully enjoy their day and that are for their personal use only.


Measures taken at day camp: Plan and lead stimulating and rewarding activities in outdoor areas. Weather permitting, most Day Camp activities will be held outdoors. This includes games, sports, arts, and lunch/snack periods.


HYGIENE MEASURES:


Rigorously apply hygiene practices, including cleaning and disinfecting rooms, materials, furniture and washrooms, and ensure participants and staff members are adhering to good personal hygiene practices such as handwashing.


Parent responsibility: Teach and practice good handwashing techniques AND cough etiquette at home; wash hands every morning before coming to camp and every evening when returning from camp.


Measures taken at day camp: The Aquatic and Community Center Blue Collar workers will perform periodic daily cleaning of camp facilities and washrooms and a nightly deep clean of facilities and equipment. Handwashing stations will be installed at the ACC (Aquatic and Community Centre) entrances. Handwashing or using hand sanitizer before entering each facility will be mandatory. As well, regular handwashing will be needed from all Day Camp participants and staff. Logbooks of cleaning procedures, handwashing, and other hygiene measures will be kept daily.

9. What does my child need to bring to camp?

A: Campers need the following items: 

  • Swimsuit and towel 

  • Running shoes 

  • Lunch and snacks 

  • Water bottle 

  • Sunscreen 

  • Extra set of clothes 

  

Please label all items with your camper’s first and 

last name. 

 
 

10. Can my child bring personal belongings to camp? 

A: Côte Saint-Luc is not responsible for any items a child loses at camp. Please leave all valuables at home including electronic devices such as iPods, cell phones, gaming systems and digital cameras. 

11. Can my child travel to and from camp on their own? 

A: Your child's safety is very important to us. 

Children who are authorized to leave camp without a parent or guardian must have a specific form filled out and/or written permission which will be given to the Park Leader. 

  

With written permission, the CITs are allowed to sign in and out on their own. We will follow up with a phone call if an expected CIT has not arrived at camp. 

14. When are the Pizza and TCBY Dates? 

Every Friday all campers will enjoy either TCBY or Pizza (pizza supplied from Pizza Gourmetti) 

Pizza lunch includes 2 pieces of Kosher pizza from Pizza Gourmetti and a cookie snack.

 

Pizza Dates: 

June 30

July 22

August 5

August 19

TCBY Dates

July 8

July 15

July 22

August 12

2. What is the policy for isolating and reintegrating campers who have developed COVID-19 symptoms at home or who have come into contact with someone with symptoms?


If a camper has tested positive for COVID-19, they must self-isolate and must not come to camp. A camper who has come into close contact with someone who has tested positive COVID-19 (probable or confirmed case) must follow public health guidelines.
 

If you have any concerns, contact the Direction de la santé publique at 1-877-644-4545.

3. What happens if a child develops symptoms of COVID-19 during their day at camp?


If a camper develops symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, worsening cough, difficulty breathing or sudden loss of smell without nasal congestion, with or without a loss of taste), they will be placed away from the groups, assessed by the camp coordinator, The family will have promptly pick up their child from camp and have them tested. Following a diagnosis, additional directives will be issued

4. What will happen if my child has other symptoms of illness?


If a camper has one or more of the following symptoms, they will not be allowed to stay at camp:


∞ A temperature above 38˚C
∞ Diarrhea or vomiting
∞ Paleness, blotchiness, rash or physical pain


We will inform you of any changes in your child’s health during their stay at camp. If they are showing any of the symptoms mentioned above, you will be required to promptly come pick them up.


5. What is the procedure for lice or other contagious illnesses?


If, during the camp day, it is discovered that a child has lice or other contagious illnesses, parents will be asked to pick up their child as soon as possible. To prevent it from spreading at camp, parents must follow the treatment recommendations before their child can return to camp. We can turn the camper away if there is any evidence of lice, nits or worms, even after treatment.


6. What do I do if my child loses something at camp?


For health and safety reasons and as a result of the volume of lost items, lost and found items will be kept at camp only during the summer in which it was lost. Friendly reminder, please do not bring any valuables or electronics to camp. There will be a bin at the group 1 – 8 side where it will be allocated for lost and found items a Park leader will roll it outside during pick up so parents can go though the bin.


7. What qualifications do the staff members have?
The Côte Saint-Luc Day Camp staff members are chosen for their (capacity) for strong leadership skills and the ability to care for their campers. We carefully select staff members for their interest in working with children and their camping and recreation experience. All our senior counsellors are over 18 years of age. Our staff members know the importance of a safe environment, and how to make things fun and challenging. Our team receives more than 40 hours of training, which teaches them the personal skills and knowledge they need to make sure your child’s experience is positive, safe and fun. All CSL Day Camp staff members hold a valid standard first aid & CPR certificate, and are subject to a background check.

8. Can I meet the camp staff before camp starts?


Before camp starts, we will be hosting a day camp Parent Night on Zoom, on June 22 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. We will have other meetings throughout the summer, as necessary.
Do not hesitate to join the day camp management team through email: daycamp@cotesaintluc.org or on Facebook: facebook.com/csldaycamps. We will use Facebook it to post useful information throughout the summer and it will be a good place to chat with our team.

12. What should I send for lunch? 

A: Please ensure your child comes to camp with 

at  least  two  snacks  and  a  hearty  lunch  to ensure that they are fueled for the day! When you plan your child’s lunch, please keep in mind that there are no refrigerators or microwave ovens at camp. Ice packs are recommended. Lunches and snacks must be Peanut Free.  

 
 

13. How do I protect my child from the sun? 

A: The best way to ensure children are protected from the sun is teaching them how to apply sunscreen and to wear a hat at all times when outdoors. Make sure you apply sunscreen to your  children  each  day  before  arriving  at camp.  Please send  sunscreen  labelled  with your child’s name to camp and the staff will remind  them  to  reapply  throughout  the day and after water-related activities. 

*Note: sunscreen cannot be shared amongst campers.